I always love when Catherine comes into work with ideas for the gallery blog, partially because it gives me a chance to learn about something new but mostly because I know I can poach it for my own usage!
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is being observed today and I thought it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of the oft-forgotten photographs from the late nineteenth century. (All examples taken from CivilWarPhotos.net, a fantastic compendium of over 1,200 high-quality pictures from the era)
George A. Custer and General Alfred Pleasonton on Horseback- Falmouth, VA, April 1863
Mathew B. Brady’s Photographic Outfit in the Field- Near Petersburg, VA, 1864
Dinner Party Outside Tent at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters- Brandy Station, VA, April 1895
Ward in the Carver General Hospital- Washington, D.C.
President Lincoln’s Funeral Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue- Washington, D.C., April 19, 1865
Artist: Frank Wildhorn/ Album: The Civil War